« on: April 07, 2008, 09:50:11 AM »
I grew up in mobile home in Southeastern Kentucky within a stones throw of a coal mine. My mother and father have had to absolutely kill themselves just provide what little we have. During college I worked two jobs in order to keep the rent paid. One of my best friends and current roomate, whom I met during my freshman year, is black. His mother is a judge, and his father is a financial analyst. Let it suffice that my family's entire living quarters could probably fit into his living room. Although he had no real interest in law, his family placed a considerable amount of pressure on him to pursue a career in law. We applied to many of the same schools because we felt that it would be nice if we could attend law school together. Despite having a 6 point lower LSAT score and a 4 point lower GPA he was accepted to all three of our top choices and I was denied.But dood, unlike your wealthy African American friend, you are privileged! You belong to the mainstream culture! There are lots more white people on TV than black people. When you go into a 7-11, the clerk doesn't look at you susiciously. You can find bandaids that match your skin. As a lawyer you will be wearing lotsa suits, and didn't white guys invent suits?! I can go on and on. There is a whole checklist for why you are privileged (though the retarded suit thing isn't on it ), it's a couple of pages back. You should check it out and feel really guilty about what you just said!
AA is bull and you would be hard pressed to convince me otherwise.
Did you know that even the wealthiest black people face discrimination? I read this article about Robert Johnson, the first black billionaire, who was getting behind the wheel of his Mercedes Benz, and some racist old white lady ran out in an embarrassed huff. She assumed that he was the chauffer because he was black. That's REALLY screwed up - even Bob Johnson is discriminated against! I bet that never happens to you when you get into your Mercedes!
Why don't you just accept that you are privileged, go back to your double-wide and realize that you don't deserve to be treated like an equal human being because some other white doods who you have never met do the same thing to black people.
Uh oh...this thread starting to get to you? You've done so well in actually making intelligent argument, and now you piss it all away with this garbage.
Are you going to fly off the deep end like that other guy in the Is This Really The Case thread?